Retreats and Holidays in India
Location of Retreat
:   Dharamsala, India
Yoga Type
:   Hatha
Retreat Type
:   Yoga
:   Mountain
Guest Suitability
:   Intensive Yoga Teacher Training (Internationally Certified)
Timing/ Duration
:   1 month course ; 200 hour Intensive

05 April 2011 - 02 May 2011 (Fully Booked !!!)
24 May 2011 - 20 June 2011 (Fully Booked !!!)
Who should go for this package? :
This package is for those seeking an Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher Training program conducted by an authentic Indian master.

Students who successfully complete the program will become Certified IRYT's (International Registered Yoga Teachers) through the World Yoga Council International Yoga Federation and Yoga Alliance.
  • For both beginners and more experienced students.
  • For those who have a passion to become a teacher with a certificate to teach in their own country.
  • Those who want to enjoy this learning in Himalayan setting, the peaceful abode of the Dalai Lama
  • All those who are looking to combine this with a delightful holiday experience in a simple and spiritual town surrounded by the Himalayas
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This yoga teacher training program is a practical and comprehensive one that aims to deepen your understanding.

The basic sequencing and style of the asana practice will be that of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. However, respecting individual abilities and limitations there will be some variations to the traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa routine. Ultimately, this course will help the students nurture their own individuality.

Each student will receive a training manual to be used throughout the course, and be given a workbook to document personal discoveries, studies and thoughts which should be handed in for assessment at the end of the course. All trainees who successfully complete the course to the required standard will receive their certificate at the end of the training at the closing ceremony.

There is no pre-requisite to attend this course although we ask that you come with a beginners mind so that the usual ideas, judgments, habits etc do not interrupt the learning process.

Through this 200hr intensive, internationally certified, rapid learning method, you will gain a deep understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, anatomy, and meditation.


The Himalaya Yoga Valley school is a member of and adheres to the standards (including those set out for the 200 Hr Teacher Training) of Yoga Alliance, The World Yoga Council, The international Yoga Federation and the Asian Union of Yoga. The standards of these organizations are maintained and often exceeded. Upon successful completion, the students become IRYTs (International Registered Yoga Teachers) and go on to use the trademark. The school is an RYS (Registered Yoga School) and an IRYO (international Yoga Organization) through the above mentioned organizations..

About the Teacher & Instructors:

Expert instructor and teacher Lalit has been practicing yoga for the last fifteen years and teaching nationally and internationally. He has trained students from all walks of life from all over the world with his self developed, easy to learn style. Lalit adopts an open and friendly approach to yoga teaching.

Lalit has studied Ashtanga and Hatha yoga from the age of seven at the traditional yoga school Gurukulam. He has studied and been initiated with well known Yoga Master Swami Veda Bharati, the disciple of Swami Rama of The Himalayas.

His teaching comes from the heart making it distinctive and unique.

Lalit teaches extensively throughout Europe and Asia bringing his unique traditional yoga style to enthusiasts globally. He runs regular Yoga workshops and retreats in various destinations such as Croatia, Germany, Sweden and Bali throughout the year.

The course instructors are quite progressive and come from various lineages of yoga and therefore a fusion of different styles (Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Iyengar, Dynamic Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga) may be apparent in the course. However, the main teachings are derived from Patanjali's eightfold system of Ashtanga yoga which offers a comprehensive study, guide and exploration of the true self.

The Location:

The studio over looks a stunning valley where eagles nest in this verdant and lush landscape dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples. It also looks out onto the Himalayan snow capped peaks; making for unforgettable sunrises.
The studio in McLeodganj offers the perfect location to undertake Teacher Training. Mcleod Ganj, also the home of the Dalai Lama, has often been described as a yogi's paradise as it is home to so many diverse spiritual communities. All this in the backdrop of the inspirational Himalayas, which are themselves rich in Yogic history. This setting greatly complements the learning and enables our students to really connect with themselves on the spiritual, emotional and physical journey that is provided through this Yoga Teacher Training Course.  

Accommodation is perfectly appointed directly beneath the Center and looks out to the beautiful mountains.
The self contained studio apartments with all western amenities, including kitchenette and en suite bathrooms - an ideal place to create your home away from home for the duration of the Course.

The Curriculum follows the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Standards and includes the following subjects:
  • Asana Techniques including training and practice in Bandhas, Pranayama, Kriyas, chanting and meditation.
  • Ashtanga (or Eight-Limbs) Yoga philosophy and Yoga Sutras
  • Anatomy and Physiology including chakras and energy-flow channels (or nadis) and health benefits of yoga
  • Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Teaching Methodology including sequencing, adjusting , teaching standards, and teacher and learner styles
  • Yoga Lifestyle
  • Yoga Business management
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
Typical Schedule:
  • 06-30 : Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation.
  • 08-00: Yoga Asana Practice
  • 10-00 : Breakfast.
  • 11-00 : Lectures ( Philosophy, Anatomy, Physiology ,Ayurveda, etc)
  • 13-00 : Lunch.
  • 15-00 : Lectures ( Ethics, Business, Yoga Lifestyle etc)
  • 16-00 : Yoga Asana practice including practicum
  • 18.30: Dinner
What to do in free time:

There are several places that can be visited on foot in this small town. During the training there will be a chance to sign up for special day off trips.

The Tsuglagkhang Temple complex, or the Dalai Lama Temple, is the most sacred monument in McLeod Ganj.

The Norbulingka is an institution dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan Art and culture. The Nobulingka is situated in the valley below Dharamshala, about 8 kms from the main temple complex. You can vist this complex by a taxi too.

Besides this, you can go out on treks which are a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Advice and Precautions
Do not entertain beggars and unsolicited strangers

Cancellation Terms
a) More than 30 days: 20% of tour cost
b) 15-30 days: 30% of tour cost
c) 7-15 days: 50% of tour cost
d) 2-7 days: 75% of Tour cost
e) Less than 2 days or Cancellation/changes during the tour - No Refund

What to expect?
The climate here at the moment is cool and comfortable. The energy is great here and most people find they really don't want to leave.

£ 1150.00 Non-Residential


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